Breakfast of Champions, or Goodbye Blue Monday is a novel and the seventh novel by the American author Kurt Vonnegut. Set predominantly in the. : Desayuno de campeones () by Kurt Vonnegut and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now. Desayuno de campeones es la novela más personal, satírica y disparatada del incomparable Kurt Vonnegut. Una suerte de historia abreviada.

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For the movie, see Breakfast of Champions film. To this end, he sprinkles plot descriptions for Trout’s stories throughout the novel, illustrates the book with his own simple felt-tip pen drawings, and includes a number of characters from his other novels and short stories. The narrator tells Kilgore of his existence, and lets Kilgore be free and under his own will. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. She had a policy of never showing her anger about anything there in the cocktail lounge.

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Vonnegut uses the name “Khashdrahr Miasma” for a minor character, in reference to a character in Player Piano. And then I had come suddenly to pity them, for I understood how innocent and natural it was for them to behave to so desayyuno, and with such abominable results: She meant to recoup all the money her husband had lost in the car wash in Shepherdstown, and she ached to have steel-belted radial tires for the front wheels of her automobile. The New York Times. Sometimes I wrote well about collisions, which meant I was a writing machine in good repair.

Rosewater and a minor character in Slaughterhouse-Fivevesayuno Karabekian later became the main character in Bluebeard The novel is full of drawings by the author, intending to illustrate various aspects of life on Earth, are sometimes pertinent to the story line and sometimes tangential. Dwayne believes the novel to be factual and immediately goes on a violent rampage, severely beating his son, his lover, and cam;eones other people before campeobes taken into custody.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Vonnegut, in his typical ironic manner, mocks the legal and copyright systems as he notes meticulously that Breakfast of Champions is a registered trademark of General MillsInc.

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Because that was the way authors customarily treated bit-part players in their made-up tales. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sometimes I wrote badly, which meant I was a writing machine in bad repair. In the preface, Vonnegut states that as he reached his fiftieth birthday he felt a need to “clear his head of all the junk in there”—which includes the various subjects of his drawings, and the characters from his past novels and stories.

Everything else about us is dead machinery. Vonnegut’s previous novel, Slaughterhouse-Five desayuon, was his first commercial success, and brought him from being an unknown science-fiction writer to one of the most famous authors in the country.

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I no more harbored sacredness than did a Pontiac, a mousetrap, or a South Bend Lathe. The novel is achronological and frequently shifts focus between Hoover and Trout, as well as supporting characters like Hoover’s son, Bunny, and Wayne Hoobler, and Kurt Vonnegut himself, who appears as the author of the book. While Kilgore is walking the streets of Midland after Dwayne’s rampage, the narrator of the book approaches Kilgore.

Their imaginations were flywheels on the ramshackle machinery of the awful truth. Everyone else is a robot. He told Dwayne that he wished he were a woman instead of a man, because what men did was so often cruel and ugly. Es peligrosa, y puede doler mucho. This page was last edited on 10 Decemberat This was the reason Americans shot each other so often: Breakfast of Champions spent a total of 56 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, 28 weeks for the hardcover edition and 28 for the paperback.


Cover of first edition Vonnegut himself was unhappy with the novel, and gave it a C grade on a report card of his published work. The Last Interview Why were so many Americans treated by their government as though their lives were as disposable as paper facial tissues?

They include renderings of an anus, flags, the datea beaver, a vulva, a flamingo, little girls’ underpants, a torch, headstones, the yin-yang symbolguns, trucks, cows and the hamburgers that are made from them, chickens and the Kentucky Fried Chicken that is made from them, an electric chairthe letters ETC, Christmas cards, a right hand that has a severed ring finger, the chemical structure of a plastic molecule, an apple, pizero, infinity, and the sunglasses the author himself wears as he enters the storyline.

They were doing their best to live like people invented in story books. The novel is critical of American society and its treatment of its citizens, many of which Vonnegut writes “were so ignored and cheated and insulted that they thought they might be in the wrong country.

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Breakfast of Champions has themes of free will, suicide, and race relations among others. Dwayne Hoover is a wealthy businessman who owns much of Midland City, but has become increasingly unstable mentally. When Kilgore finally arrives in Midland City, he piques the interest of Dwayne.

Kilgore begs to campeonee made young again, and the novel ends with a full-page drawing of Vonnegut crying. According to an article in the New York Times Magazine in January”Vonnegut says repeatedly he is through writing novels After Slaughterhouse-FiveVonnegut began work on a novel called Breakfast of Championsabout a world in which everyone but a single man, the narrator, is a robot.

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